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Prophet Muhammed made a blunder by claiming that he was the last one

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Submitted by Philosopher (Kuwait), Jul 1, 2008 at 01:00

Islam is more a socio-economic system than religion. It indeed had an revolutionary effect during the times when it was first emancipated and practiced but has now lost its relevance due to just one blunder Prophet made when he claimed hat he was the last prophet and thereby nullifying the scope of any adjustments/ modifications with contemporary times.

This rigidity in Islam has done more harm than good. Nearly all the problems Islam is facing is due to this very reason. Any attempt to provide a saner view is is throttled at the outset. Islam is like a stored water in a lake , which has decayed and no room for outlet and fresh water to come in Spiritually, it has nothing to offer. especially if one compares it to vendetta philosophy, it doesn't stand anywhere near to it.

Hinduism and India was lucky in this regard as it offered immense liberty to individuals to realize God in his own way. There was room for everybody to survive-shaivism, vaishvanism,shaktism,...even an atheist like Charwak. This is precisely the reason why India and hindusim still survive today. All the other contemporary civilizations of ancient India have either wiped out or ceased to exist...Iran, Egypt, Iraq, etc.etc.

Hinduism rightly believes that realization of god is a private matter of individuals and he must have this liberty. Everythisng that has been claimed about God in all religions is subjective and based on individuals own experiences with his "the tool of mind" having a major influence on his belief. Any religion which claims that it has found the ultimate truth is nothing but absurdity.

The history of mankind is nothing but its journey from "Darkness of Ignorance" to "light of knowledge". Right from the prehistoric times, when man used to live in caves, man has endeavoured to reallze the resons behind his existence and meaning of life. It has been a continuous process which is still continuing and will continue in all times to come.

Islam has now nothing new to offer to mankind. It has become outdated. It will be a miracle if it manages to survive in its present rigid make up.

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